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Today's News

  • Public hunting land added in Henry

    The Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area has grown by more than a third in size with the $3.2 million acquisition of 926 acres of land in Henry County, state officials say.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials found the tract located along Ky. 389, not far from Sharp’s Grocery in Glenmary, an attractive addition to its existing 2,629 acres in the wildlife management area (WMA).

  • Owensboro girl killed in ATV wreck

     

    A 12-year-old Owensboro girl was killed in an ATV accident on her grandparents’ farm on Wednesday night.

    Lillian Gray was visiting her grandparents, Lloyd and Patricia Gray at the farm in Smithfield when she lost control of the ATV she was operating and went over a hill, rolling the vehicle several times, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Sgt. Chad Taylor.

  • Morgan puts in 50 miles for Relay

     

    From at 2 p.m. June 20 and for about the next 25 hours, Rex Morgan couldn’t slow down much or he wouldn’t meet the ambitious goals he set for himself for Friday and Saturday.

    Close on the heels of crossing the finish line at the event at Henry County High School after walking a distance nearly equal to two whole marathons at Relay for Life, Morgan then spent several hours pursuing his mayoral duties by greeting the crowds at the Campbellsburg Day community celebration until about 3 p.m.

  • Fiscal deletes "ag operations" from nuisances

     

    No “agricultural operation” will run afoul of a Henry County nuisance ordinance, as fiscal court members discussed adding language to a proposal to clarify how it will impact agricultural operations at their June 17 fiscal court meeting.

    During a May reading of a proposal to clean up trashy properties in Henry County, a question arose about what effect the idea would have on farms and agricultural operations.

  • Eminence schools helped prepare Metcalfe for Ivy League

     

    While attending Eminence Independent Schools, Ballard Metcalfe was a typical student — he worked hard, kept his grades up and was committed to helping his community.

    Normal in every way. Except for graduating from the Gatton Academy and proceeding on to Princeton, where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering two weeks ago.

    Metcalfe came to Eminence in middle school and found a community that supported him and taught him how to be more than just a good student.

  • Take Five: David Gray

    Basic bio

    From Middletown

    Has lived in Henry County for 20 years

    Business owner

    Campbellsburg City Council Member

    Education

    Graduated from Eastern High School in 1986

    Are you excited about getting a seat on the Campbellsburg City Council?

  • The mess in the middle east

    Mark Fassio

    Guest Columnist

    A few weeks ago the Local published a piece I wrote about the Russian power-grab of Crimea and its fomenting of unrest in Ukraine. With all the attention now ongoing in Iraq and Syria, I thought I’d try to explain what’s going on, and why. (My first region of study in the military was the MidEast, and I deployed there twice my career. This is déjà vu all over again.)

  • Letters to the Editor

    McConnell at center of dysfunction

    It isn’t a surprise that Jon Park would take to the pages of this paper to distort and mislead residents of Henry County on Alison Lundergan Grimes’ candidacy for U.S. Senate. After all, Park’s candidate – Senator Mitch McConnell – has no record to run on at all.

    But let’s take a look at the unsubstantiated arguments made and the very important issues conveniently ignored.

  • Owensboro girl killed in ATV accident

    A 12-year-old Owensboro girl was killed in an ATV accident on her grandparents' farm Wednesday night.

    Lillia Gray was visiting her grandparents, Lloyd and Patricia Gray at the farm in Smithfield when she lost control of the ATV she was operating and went over a hill, rolling the vehicle several times, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Sergeant Chad Taylor. According to Taylor, Gray was riding with her 15-year-old brother when he got off the ATV to open a cattle gate. He told Gray to drive the ATV through the gate when she lost control and went over the hill.

  • Grimes’ comments on coal stance murky

    By Jon Park

     

    A few weeks ago, a commercial began running with a mother thanking Alison Lundergan Grimes for a bill she pushed through the state house to help our military personnel vote.

    Sounds good right?

    Problem is, the bill Alison is touting as a crowning achievement of her work as Secretary of State, the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, is not what she had originally sought.  

    State Senator Damon Thayer, the Majority Floor Leader recently said, “We had to do major surgery to that bill.”